Welcome to our Spartak Moscow vs Benfica betting tips, prediction and odds analysis as the teams prepare to meet in a Champions League qualifying round first leg clash at the Otkritie Arena on Wednesday.
Head To Head
The teams last met in Portugal back in November 2012 and Benfica won 2-0.
The last time that the team’s met in Russia was in October 2012 with Spartak winning 2-1.
Spartak have scored two goals from their two games against Benfica while Benfica have scored three against the Russian team.
Latest Spartak Moscow results
Spartak head into the game on the back of a 1-0 away win over Krylya Sovetov.
Spartak have won five out of their last six games.
The last time that Spartak lost a game was when Neftci beat them 2-1 back in June.
Latest Benfica results
Benfica head into the game on the back of a 1-1 draw with Marseille.
Benfica have won three out of their last five games.
Benfica have drawn two out of their last five games.
Spartak will have home advantage and should be able to win the game but Benfica may just be able to get an away goal.
I expect Spartak to win the game 2-1.
Anytime Goal Scorers
Spartak Moscow- Aleksandr Sobolev- The 24-year-old is a player that Benfica will have to keep their eyes on or he may harm them.
Benfica- Carlos Vinicius- The striker will be looking to return to form with Benfica following an unsuccessful spell in England with Tottenham.
Our Odds And Tips In Detail
Spartak Moscow should be able to grind out a 2-1 win in this game.
Best Bet- Bet on Spartak Moscow to win-Betway-odd-3.08
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